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Old 07-16-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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Terminal Services

I am tottaly new to lunix and i have read some past forums and they sound quite convineing and i am looking to on the server side of things, people mentioned that the system becomes more stable and relaiable which is what I need for my local server at the moment I have windows 2003 server running and seems to be ok for the moment, but as with most windows systems they eventually run into problems.

Now what I need to know does linux offer anything like terminal services or remote desktop or something that would allow me to remotely control the machine, and does it have all the features of windows terminal client, Also how many termminal clients could I connect to the machine ?

All information would greatly appreciate and if I someone could point me in the right direction with a download link that would excellent as well.

Thanks for your time.
Old 07-16-2004, 08:06 PM   #2
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SSH is your friend. there is also VNC and secureVNC if you need/want the GUI for your linux server.

with SSH you can have 100% full access and controll of your system short of init1 (single user unrestricted no networking, thus the no SSH access. you have to be touching the box for this level of troubleshooting) and if you are coming from a M$ system you can also use putty to SSH over, and you can then also use winSCP for sFTP to and from the *nix box.

hope that helps. it is not TS in the sence that you are accustom to with win2k3 or win2k, but it does give you access to the CLI as most servers dont have X installed anyways.

VNC does not give you the HD or printer sharing that TS does, but for the most part you should not need that unless you are doing aplication mode and if that is the case then there are other settings that you can do to run 'thin client applications' via *nix. for that the guru's around here will have to help you.
Old 07-16-2004, 10:48 PM   #3
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What distribution of Linux are you using? Most seem to come with a remote desktop client already. Open a terminal shell window, type "rdesktop xx.xx.xx.xx" with your Windows 2003's IP address and it'll come right up, just like Remote Desktop Connection does on WinXP machines. If you don't have the client program on your system, you can get it here:

Edit: It looks like you're trying to replace your Windows server with the Linux server (uh, is that right?) and are looking for a terminal server for it. VNC certainly is the best choice for that scenerio.

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